Agency Report

Office of Postsecondary Education

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  406  

2018 Engagement Score
41.4

Change from 2017
-8.4 


Parent Agency
Department of Education (Engagement Score: 47.3)
Mission
To strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to promote reform, innovation and improvement in postsecondary education, promote and expand access to postsecondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students, and broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.
Website
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 406 of 415 -8.4  41.4 49.8 58.2 53.5 39.1 33.4 37.7 39.7 32.9 39.3 38.0 47.3
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 394  of 408 -4.0  44.2 48.2 54.2 50.0 41.5 37.1 38.3 41.4 33.8 36.4 35.6 39.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 403  of 408 -9.1  30.0 39.1 46.7 43.5 36.3 26.5 29.3 32.0 29.4 36.2 36.7 34.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 404  of 408 -4.2  36.7 40.9 47.2 43.6 36.0 34.7 33.3 35.7 29.0 20.8 27.9 28.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 399  of 408 -9.6  28.0 37.6 46.5 43.3 36.7 29.1 31.3 34.0 22.7 26.4 28.1 30.5
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 201  of 408 4.3  71.3 67.0 69.3 63.1 51.6 51.7 52.2 56.3 49.6 54.4 46.3 55.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 393  of 410 -0.9  70.4 71.3 72.4 74.5 66.4 61.1 67.3 67.1 67.1 72.1 70.9 70.7
Pay 356  of 410 -0.6  55.6 56.2 64.7 60.4 54.7 46.6 56.3 60.6 62.1 56.9 63.6
Strategic Management 397  of 409 1.1  47.5 46.4 52.2 49.8 44.7 39.2 42.0 42.5 32.6 42.4 42.9 44.6
Teamwork 371  of 409 -3.3  62.7 66.0 66.4 64.3 54.8 52.8 58.1 53.6 41.7 56.1 58.5 63.3
Innovation 391  of 409 -1.1  55.3 56.4 64.3 55.9 49.1 49.5 48.6 50.5 45.0
Training and Development 350  of 410 3.9  54.5 50.6 61.2 55.5 45.9 41.4 44.8 45.6 41.9 49.7 49.4 50.1
Work–Life Balance 286  of 409 0.1  60.2 60.1 61.5 63.7 53.3 47.7 46.2 49.5 49.6 56.3 57.0 52.3
Support for Diversity 363  of 409 -3.0  54.4 57.4 58.8 54.8 43.0 38.6 45.9 43.3 37.0 41.3 37.0 50.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 403  of 408 -2.3  34.7 37.0 43.9 42.5 31.4 27.2 27.9 35.3 27.0 31.2 28.2 37.5
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2017)
2 ( 1.2% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
7

Workforce with less than three years of service

Employees left (2017)
10 ( 6.0% )

Average left (2013-2017)
12


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics